Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Systems

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How can you mobilize to help the nation improve math and science education for all students? Read recommended actions from The Opportunity Equation report. MORE

We must raise the bar in education and rethink the design of school if we want excellent math and science learning for all students. The Opportunity Equation report provides a roadmap for this vision with recommendations for key stakeholders. MORE


Common Core Standards: Why Did States Choose to Adopt?

We hear from: Former Senator Bill Frist (R-TN), Education Commissioners Eric J. Smith (FL) and Mitchell D. Chester (MA), and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's Chester Finn. MORE


Common standards, linked with rigorous assessments, set the bar for all students—from struggling to advanced—to master academically rigorous content and succeed in the global economy. MORE


Education, Immigration Said Keys To US Manufacturing

Margaret Ryan
AOL Energy

Modern manufacturing is not your grandfather's factory, and the same traditional education and immigration policies are forming barriers to keeping manufacturing in the US.

That was the message from business and university leaders at the Feb. 27-29 Energy Innovation Summit, sponsored by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

Energy Secretary Steven Chu, opening the summit, identified making the nation's undisputed lead in technology innovation produce domestic manufacturing as a major national challenge.
Business leaders pointed to education and immigration policies as major hurdles. Read more about the transforming energy sector from Steven Chu on AOL Energy here.

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